Soldier who died trying to rescue daughters to be buried at Arlington
Chief Warrant Officer II Edward Duane Cantrell had four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his service
March 19th, 2012
12:18 AM ET

Soldier who died trying to rescue daughters to be buried at Arlington

A decorated U.S. soldier who died while unsuccessfully trying to rescue his daughters from their burning North Carolina home will be buried alongside the girls at the Arlington National Cemetery at 9 a.m. ET Monday.

Chief Warrant Officer II Edward Duane Cantrell, 36, was a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg. The Green Beret had returned in August from his latest overseas deployment.

His wife, Louise, told officials the family was upstairs when the fire broke out just before 2 a.m. in Hope Mills, a suburb of Fayetteville, on March 5.

She jumped from a second-floor window and ran next door to call for help while her husband went to get their daughter, 6-year-old Isabella and 4-year-old Natalia, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.

"They never made it out," said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

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